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Bartow in Jefferson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of Fort Wood

 
 
Site of Fort Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
1. Site of Fort Wood Marker
Inscription.
And home of
General Soloman Wood.
1756 - 1815
Officer of the American
Revolution. Pioneer, and first Senator
of
Jefferson County.

 
Erected 1936 by Public Works Administration.
 
Location. 32° 52.757′ N, 82° 28.458′ W. Marker is in Bartow, Georgia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street (U.S. 221) and Wadley Road (U.S. 319), on the right when traveling south on Church Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bartow GA 30413, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spier's Turnout (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Savannah Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); General Wood's Fort (approx. 1.6 miles away); The 20th Corps (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Sunbury Road (approx. 4.5 miles away); a different marker also named Old Sunbury Road (approx. 5.4 miles away); Historic Highways (approx. 5.9 miles away); Claxton Historic Burial Site (approx. 7.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bartow.
 
Also see . . .  Bartow, Georgia Town History. Following The Revolutionary War, what is now Bartow was known
Site of Fort Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
2. Site of Fort Wood Marker
as Wood's Fort. It was named for a log and brick fortification built by Solomon Wood against attacks from the Creek Nation. The land on which he settled was partial payment for his services as Commander of all Georgia troops who fought in the Revolutionary War. The fort featured a bell, which was used to signal danger. (Submitted on August 2, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Site of Fort Wood Marker, N Railroad Ave. in background image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
3. Site of Fort Wood Marker, N Railroad Ave. in background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,061 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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